Two charities, Severndale School and Onevision received early Christmas presents courtesy of Shrewsbury Golf Club's fund raising activities with £3,300 being split between them.

The money was presented to the charities at Shrewsbury Golf Club's Christmas carol service where the club choir led members in Yuletide celebrations.

Club Captain, Graham Evans selected Severndale Specialist Academy and the Lady Captain, Linda Mottram, chose Onevision. Representatives from each of the charities joined members of Shrewsbury Golf Club at their annual carol service to enjoy Yuletide celebrations, where they were presented with a cheque.

Severndale Specialist Academy helps educate children and young adults with special needs from learning difficulties to those with complex medical conditions.

Chris Davies, Principle at Severndale, said: "We are very grateful for the funds that Shrewsbury Golf Club members have raised over the year. The money will make a tremendous difference to improving the lives of our students. It will contribute to the building of a new garden at our new Futures Centre on London Road, a joint project with Shrewsbury College, providing vocational training. The garden will provide a valuable space for students to learn vocational horticultural skills including growing organic vegetables that can be used in our catering kitchen and sold at market gardens."

Tracy Pugh, Treasurer of OneVision attended the carol service with other members of the charity's committee. Onevision improve the quality of life of children with visual impairment. This includes a programme of recreational activities that help the children enjoy activities that most children take for granted such as watching films and enjoying pantomimes.

"We are delighted to be receiving this donation from Shrewsbury Golf Club and would like to thank the members of the club for their time and generosity. It will help to fund a wide range of social activities that the children get great enjoyment from, improving their self-esteem and helping them to cope with limited vision. Activities include pantomimes with a touch tour that allows them to feel the props and costumes to get a real sense of what other children watching the pantomime are seeing. The money will also help to fund pizza parties that help to build the children's social skills in a relaxed and friendly environment," said Tracy

Over seventy members of the club came to hear the club choir, made up of twenty club members, and join them in singing a wide range of Christmas carols. Linda Mottram and Graham Evans thanked club members for participating in a wide range of activities over the year to raise the money for the charities.

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